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Emerging Strategies for Healthy Urban Governance


Scott Burris


Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Trevor Hancock


Ministry of Health, Canada

Vivian Lin


La Trobe University - School of Public Health

Andre Herzog


World Bank


Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 84, Supplement 1, pp. (i)154-163, May 2007
Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-16

Abstract:     
Urban health promotion is not simply a matter of the right interventions, or even the necessary resources. Urban (and indeed global) health depends to an important extent on governance, the institutions and processes through which societies manage the course of events. This paper describes the concept of governance, distinguishing between reforms aimed at improving how government works and innovations that more fundamentally reinvent governance by developing new institutions and processes of local stakeholder control. The paper highlights strategies urban governors can use to maximize their influence on the national and international decisions that structure urban life. It concludes with some observations on the limitations of local governance strategies and the importance of establishing a "virtuous circuit" of governance through which urban dwellers play a greater role in the formation and implementation of policy at the national and global levels.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: Governance, Government, Strategies, Urban Health

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Date posted: June 6, 2007  

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Burris, Scott and Hancock, Trevor and Lin, Vivian and Herzog, Andre, Emerging Strategies for Healthy Urban Governance. Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 84, Supplement 1, pp. (i)154-163, May 2007; Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-16. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=990608

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Scott C. Burris (Contact Author)
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
215-204-6576 (Phone)
215-204-1185 (Fax)
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Trevor Hancock
British Columbia, Ministry of Health, Canada ( email )
Canada
250-952-1794 (Phone)
Vivian Lin
La Trobe University - School of Public Health ( email )
Australia
Andre Herzog
World Bank ( email )
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States
202.458.2683 (Phone)
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